Flag icons released!

30th August 2005

Lots of websites and software use data about countries, especially web applications that do statistics or user identification. One would expect that good looking country flags would be abundant, yet having Googled long and hard, I came up with very little. This, plus a week with little to do, resulted in the following icon set.

“Flags” contains 239 small flag images in both PNG and GIF format, one for pretty much every country in the world. It's all free for any kind of use (although theyre not big enough to wave around on your local holidays).

Flag icon sample: AFGHANISTAN Flag icon sample: ALBANIA Flag icon sample: BARBADOS Flag icon sample: BRAZIL Flag icon sample: Oh canada! Flag icon sample: CAPE VERDE Flag icon sample: GERMANY Flag icon sample: HONG KONG Flag icon sample: IRELAND Flag icon sample: MACAU Flag icon sample: MEXICO Flag icon sample: PORTUGAL Flag icon sample: TURKEY Flag icon sample: UNITED STATES Flag icon sample: Famfamfam!

Get downloading and start using! They are all named by the correct country code for the country, and there are even a couple of extra icons for us Britons. More information about the flags icon set (and download link)